There ain’t no party like a Scranton party kids. To mark the official launch of “The Office” board and DVD games Pressman Toy is hitting the PA town for a day filled with Dundler Mifflin-inspired games and events.
Mindy Kaling who plays Kelly Kapoor on the show (she also writes and produces) is hosting the July 19 event. Brian Baumgartner the actor who plays Kevin will also be in attendance.
Events planned include a 2K Fun Run and a beet eating contest (in honor of the show’s resident beet farmer Dwight). Consumers can sign up to participate in the events at active.com. The day’s events will take place in and around The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton.
“This is the first time we’ve done something of this magnitude ” Susan Adamo Baumback vp-Pressman Toy told Buzz. “The Scranton connection allows us to create an event that’s really worthy of the fans.”
The event has a cause tie-in as well. To participate consumers pay a $5 fee for each event. The money will go to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania a Scranton-based charity.
The first 125 customers who purchase The Office DVD Board Game or The Office Trivia Game at Boscov’s at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton on the event day will be able meet Kaling and have her autograph their game. Agency: G.S. Schwartz & Co. New York City.